• Agile Software Development

    Technical Excellence – Quality in Agile Development

    by  • June 26, 2015 • Agile Software Development, Methods, Quality assurance trends, Software quality, Tools • 0 Comments

    As part of the ongoing efforts to see how potential customers would receive and use U-Qasar, we have met with several people who are devoted to agile methodologies. For them, Quality Assurance seems to be a process imposed by the management, used to the different stages of waterfall software development (requirements, development, QA, …).  Thus,...

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    ALM eats itself (Part II of SQA tools series)

    by  • February 19, 2015 • Agile Software Development, Application Life-cycle Management (ALM), Market trends, Series of SaaS Tools for Software Development, Software development, Software Testing & QA, Tools, Visualization • 0 Comments

    This is the second post on the SQA tools series. Part I is already published. In this series we are focusing on SaaS tools, and this post is about Application Life-cycle Management (ALM) tools that can be used by monthly or yearly fees. In our frenzied Google searches we may have left some ALM’s...

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    Software development eats itself (Part I of SQA tools series)

    by  • February 5, 2015 • Agile Software Development, Application Life-cycle Management (ALM), Quality assurance market, Quality assurance trends, Series of SaaS Tools for Software Development, Software development, Software Testing & QA, Tools • 0 Comments

    This week we start a series of posts on software tools for managing software development and assuring software quality. Application life-cycle management (ALM), team management, testing management, automated and manual testing creation, security testing, load testing,… All this areas are ripen for new tools, and tools keep appearing. This results in a big messmesh of...

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    The promise of a new software engineering and SQA

    by  • December 8, 2014 • Agile Software Development, Application Life-cycle Management (ALM), Market trends, Methods, Software engineering • 0 Comments

    For some time now, Ivar Jacobson and his colleagues at SEMAT have been developing what they call Essence. Essence is a set of language and idioms used to describe software engineering practices and methods. It also consists of the “kernel for software engineering”. In a new article published at ACM QUEUE magazine, they claim that...

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    Exploring the Test-first programming

    by  • October 13, 2014 • Agile Software Development, Software development, Software engineering, Software quality • 0 Comments

    Extreme Programming (XP) introduced us with multiple central techniques like pair-programming, small releases, incremental planning, continuous integration and many more. One of the key techniques of XP is test-first programming! The whole process from a small design, incremental code and continuous testing is known as Test Driven Development (TDD). The test-first programming constitutes of...

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    QA role in Agile Teams

    by  • September 3, 2013 • Agile Software Development, Quality assurance trends, Software quality

    Quality assurance roles and responsibilities have evolved significantly in recent years, as new approaches of software development methods such as Agile have been introduced. The role of testers and QA analysts has adapted to preserve the benefits of QA within an iterative development process. Traditionally, people working on waterfall-based models were not involved in...

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    Software development trends

    by  • August 21, 2013 • Agile Software Development, Quality assurance trends, Software development

    Software development has become a highly complex and diverse practice, which isn’t properly reflected in present solutions for ALM. Typical trends in the software engineering, which are more relevant to our project (UQASAR), are low formalism processes, customer-driven development, self-managed teams, and a great variability in process frameworks.   1. A Trend of Lower...

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    Proposed agile software development measurements

    by  • July 30, 2013 • Agile Software Development, Quality measurement, Software development, Software quality

    Perhaps the most fundamental agile measurement is the cumulative measure for delivered customer value in terms of Running Tested Features. Ron Jeffries has described the measurement and its implications in a web article (Jeffries 2004). Dubinsky et al. (2005) describe a case study of measurement approach of agile development in the software development unit...

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